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The cover of Goonmeet Singh Chauhan's new book

How to invert India’s socioeconomic problems — New book discusses 8 ideas to transform nation

Goonmeet Singh Chauhan's 'Invertonomics', by HarperCollins, will be released on 20 July on SoftCover, ThePrint’s new e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.
A health worker screens the patient quarantined next door at the High Speed Rail Training Institute in Vadodara | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Coronavirus crisis is India’s chance to bring health reforms stalled by British colonial rule

Unlike 1991, this is not an economic crisis. India can take the lesson from the last similar healthcare crisis that the world faced in Spanish flu — reform or perish.
Medics examine patients for coronavirus in Hyderabad | PTI

Swasth, the alliance of billionaires & start-ups that hopes to fix India’s healthcare system

Swasth, to be launched this week, will digitise patient data & records and create online platforms for hospital care and doctor consultations.
A patient and health care staff at Mumbai's KEM Hospital | Photo: ANI

India becomes fourth worst-hit country after coronavirus cases exceed UK

India has one of the world’s lowest testing rates, at 3.78 tests per 1,000 people, compared to the UK with 53.53 tests per 1,000, according to Our World in Data.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi talks to chief ministers on plan to tackle coronavirus | Narendramodi.in

Indian states can absorb diverse Covid response models, but Modi govt using one size for all

Modi govt's command and control approach puts India at risk of losing the advantages gifted by its size and federal constitutional structure.
A hospital | representational image | Pexels

Sick doctors, shut hospitals, no guidelines — a Wockhardt doctor on India’s Covid response

Authorities must resist shutting down hospitals with infected staff because each bed and healthcare worker is an essential resource in India’s battle against the pandemic.
Representational image | Flickr

SC calls healthcare workers coronavirus warriors, sets up helpline to redress complaints

Healthcare workers can use the helpline for grievances such as salary cuts, delayed payment, non-availability of protective kits or eviction from rented accommodation.
A doctor wearing protective gear at Guwahati Medical College Hospital | Pitamber Newar | ANI

Dear Indians, don’t clap for doctors battling Covid-19 if you don’t want them as neighbours

Banging utensils to thank doctors is hypocritical if landlords are forcefully evicting them due to paranoia that they might spread Covid-19.
A Midwife speaks to young mother at a hospital | PTI

India’s healthcare delivery can improve if frontline workers are held accountable: Study

A World Bank, Duke University, UPenn study conducted across 120 gram panchayats in UP shows conducting public meetings can improve healthcare delivery.
Medical workers attend to a suspected COVID-19 patient in Hyderabad | PTI

At current rate, India can see 30,000 COVID-19 deaths by May, no hospital bed by June: Data

The response of various Indian states to COVID-19 will differ as the poorest states have the weakest capacity to deliver health services.

On Camera

File photo of the Constitution of India | Commons

India’s democracy crumbling? Constitution shows how to create democracy in unlikely settings

Ashutosh Varshney, in his reading of Madhav Khosla’s new book, writes how India is a democracy by design and the Constitution its teacher.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.